Dwarf star Elenin and earthquakes

Take a look at this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfOfBrNUOGA&feature=channel_video_title

The solar system is like a plate and this object is coming in from above the plane and angling down so it isn’t quite as it appears. However, if it is a brown dwarf, a very dense collapsed star, the gravitational forces will be immense. Not quite an ELE but certainly a catastrophic one for many.

5 comments for “Dwarf star Elenin and earthquakes

  1. May 17, 2011 at 13:39

    Interesting that Wiki is so unequivocal:

    The Nibiru collision is a supposed disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large planetary object (either a collision or a near-miss) which certain groups believe will take place in the early 21st century. Believers in this doomsday event usually refer to this object as Planet X or Nibiru. The idea that a planet-sized object could possibly collide with or pass by Earth in the near future is not supported by any scientific evidence and has been rejected as pseudoscience by astronomers and planetary scientists.

    Put that against the chart in the youtube and what do we have?

  2. May 17, 2011 at 15:28

    I prefer this :

    http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2011/04/04/comet-elenin-will-not-destroy-the-earth/

    Fear is almost as addictive as chocolate ain’t it?
    😉

  3. Rossa
    May 17, 2011 at 15:40

    There have also been reports on a gas giant called Tyche supposedly 4 times the size of Jupiter out in the Oort cloud that is reported to be affecting the orbits of comets and the outer planets such as Pluto.

    The idea that our Sun is a binary star is not new and actually it is quite common in our galaxy so it’s not completely impossible. I saw images of ancient cave art used to illustrate an article a couple of years ago that clearly showed 2 Suns (stars) in the sky. And if it does exist but on a very long elliptical orbit of its twin the Sun we see every day then it certainly would be causing a lot of upheaval as it swings by.

    Whether it means that it would impact the Earth is the bit for debate. It would have to cross Earth’s orbit at just the right moment to have a major impact though the gravitational pull would be immense. I think it unlikely that an unknown planetary object could get that close to our Sun i.e. inside Earth’s orbit and survive the encounter intact. Something would have to give somewhere.

    Still it would be fascinating to see another Sun/Brown Dwarf/Planet/Gas Giant appear in or near our Solar System during my lifetime. With increasing numbers of reports about planets in other systems near our own and today about finding a planet that can support life what is clear is there is still so much we don’t know and waiting to be discovered.

    At least it’s more interesting that talking about the weather. More like space weather…ahh, there is a website called that already…drat!

    Interplanetary climate change…gosh they’ve found that too 🙂

  4. JD
    May 17, 2011 at 16:50

    Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die
    🙂

    (that misquote is a combination of Ecclesiastes 8:15 and Isaiah 22:13)

  5. May 17, 2011 at 18:36

    Reminds me of Rendezvous with Rama.

    Has anyone established a cause and effect relationship?

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